Following the Manito Trail

Family is at the heart of Manito communities. Even the words “manito” (little brother) and “manita” (little sister) are family terms. Family looks different and means different things to different people. It can mean blood relatives, adopted or foster family, or the friends and loved ones who shape our lives. Family can be good, bad, or somewhere in-between. Some people may not have family at all. No matter what, family (or the lack thereof) always helps us know ourselves better. DNA analysis, written history, and cuentos passed down from friends and relatives all tell us where we come from and help us know who we are. When we know our past, we can better know our present and build our future. Following the Manito Trail is built on these kinds of family stories. This exhibit shares tales that help us to better understand our own Manito trails and reminds us of just how much we share in common. Our differences and our shared history makes us a beautiful community.

La familia está en el corazón de las comunidades manitas. Incluso las palabras "manito" y "manita" son términos familiares. La familia tiene un aspecto y un significado diferente para cada persona. Puede significar parientes de sangre, familia adoptiva o de acogida, o los amigos y seres queridos que moldean nuestras vidas. La familia puede ser buena, mala o intermedia. Algunas personas pueden no tener familia en absoluto. Sea como sea, la familia (o la falta de ella) siempre nos ayuda a conocernos mejor. Los análisis de ADN, la historia escrita y los cuentos transmitidos por amigos y parientes nos dicen de dónde venimos y nos ayudan a saber quiénes somos. Cuando conocemos nuestro pasado, podemos conocer mejor nuestro presente y construir nuestro futuro. Siguiendo la Vereda de los Manitos se construye sobre este tipo de historias familiares. Esta exposición comparte historias que nos ayudan a entender mejor nuestros propios Senderos Manito y nos recuerdan lo mucho que tenemos en común. Nuestras diferencias y nuestra historia compartida nos hacen una hermosa comunidad.

 Meet The Families - Conozcan a Las Familias

THE FAMILIES - LAS FAMILIAS

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Perea

Margaret Perea, Cheyenne, WY. 2015.  Credit: Adam Herrera
Victor Martínez and José Victor Sánchez

Audio courtesy of the La Cultura Hispanic Heritage Oral History Project. Wyoming State Archives Oral History Collection. August 1, 1982. 

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Sánchez

Valdez  

Argüello Córdova

Tobías Vigil, Silbianita Pacheco Argüello, Fedelina Argüello Casados, Natividad Durán, Fermín A, Amarante Vigil Basilia Casados
Mardoqueo Herrera, Adonario Valdez, Miguel Martínez, Pueblo, CO 1947

Audio courtesy of the La Cultura Hispanic Heritage Oral History Project. Wyoming State Archives Oral History Collection. August 10, 1982

Tranquilina Pacheco

Tranquilina Pacheco

Tranquilina Pacheco
I Didn't Even Know What a Perm Was
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I Didn't Even Know What a Perm Was

It Was A Lonely Place
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It Was A Lonely Place

The Train Passes Through
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The Train Passes Through

Pacheco

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Sandoval

Amalia Sandoval Gallegos and José Sandoval
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